Taiwan denies poaching in Indonesian waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday the Taiwan Fisheries Agency denied any illegal activities by Taiwanese boats in the exclusive economic zone claimed by the Indonesian government. The agency...

Shooting incident between Taiwan coast patrol and Chinese fishing vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Chinese fishing workers were injured after their trawler refused to stop when it was told to do so by Taiwanese Coast Guard in Taiwanese territorial waters Saturday mo...

Myanmar releases Taiwanese fishing trawler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese fishing trawler seized by Myanmar more than a month ago was allowed to leave Friday after paying a fine, while its Taiwanese captain and nine Indonesian crew m...

Taiwan-Japan maritime talks postponed

The first meeting of a new dialogue on maritime cooperation between Taiwan and Japan has been postponed, after Taipei requested that the meeting, originally slated for July 28, be pushed back to allow...

Taiwan to bring up Okinotori dispute with Japan in talks

Taiwan is intent on bringing up a dispute over fishing in waters near the Japan-controlled Okinotori atoll during a first meeting on maritime cooperation between Taiwan and Japan, but the stance may c...

Taiwan, Japan to hold talks on maritime cooperation in late July

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan and Japan are scheduled to hold their first dialogue on maritime cooperation in Taipei in late July to discuss issues such as fishery cooperation and response to maritim...

Premier presents first policy report on US pork, fishing disputes

Premier Lin Chuan set out his first policy framework and answered interpellations at the Legislature Friday morning, touching on a variety of issues from food safety to disputes with Japan. He note...

Taiwan ups the ante in protest against seizure of fishing boat (update)

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin on Friday summoned Japan's de facto ambassador in Taipei to lodge a formal protest against the seizure earlier this week of a Taiwanese fishi...

Philippines wants to boost ties with Taiwan despite challenges: leader

Manila, Oct. 22 (CNA) The Philippines would love to improve ties with Taiwan by moving ahead with an economic cooperation agreement despite an unfavorable political environment, the country's top le...

Ma vows Taiwan will play important role in South China Sea talks

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that the Republic of China plays a "very important role" in the South China Sea and "will not be absent" from any future international negoti...

Taiwan rejects The Economist’s allegations of ‘voracious’ fishing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a letter to British weekly The Economist published Friday, Taiwan’s representative in London, Shen Lyushun, objected to the magazine's description of the country as a ‘voraci...

President reiterates threats if Manila fails to respond

Taipei, May 13 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Monday that Taiwan will take action against the Philippines if it fails to respond by Tuesday midnight to Taiwan's demands related to the sho...